Research and development

The Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis (ENACT) at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College has announced that it will host the 2014 State of the Science meeting.
A recent report from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) alerted Congress to the need for more evidence-based research in preventive care for older adults, including increased work focused on falls prevention and physical screenings.
An APTA initiative seeks to provide process, structure, and resources for the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) and Clinical Practice Appraisals (CPA) that enable the transition of research into physical therapy practice.
The NIH recently awarded a grant to Karen Troy, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Applied Health Sciences, to fund research designed to pinpoint what types of exercise may assist in increasing bone strength.